If you have experienced childhood trauma, you can speak with a Blue Knot Helpline trauma counsellor including for support and applications around national redress

1300 657 380
Monday - Sunday
between 9am - 5pm AEST
or via email helpline@blueknot.org.au


Do you live with disability?  Have you experienced abuse, neglect, violence or exploitation?

For support for Disability Royal Commission or general support contact our National Counselling & Referral Service

1800 421 468
9am - 6pm AEST Mon- Fri
9am - 5pm AEST Sat, Sun & public holidays


Get Involved


Hold an Event this Blue Knot Day - 28 October 2020

For 2020, Blue Foundation will be hosting Blue Knot Day as a virtual festival event, with new ideas and events shared each hour in the digital space. If you would still like to host a physical event we have resources to help make your day a success. Simply follow these step by step instructions. 

You must complete the registration below if you would like to fundraise or hold an event on behalf of Blue Knot Foundation and Blue Knot Day.

Choose the type of activity or event you would like to host.


Once you have chosen your event, you need to register online (at the bottom of this page). Please allow up to 1 week for us to get back to you. All events must be registered when using our brand and collecting money or raising money on our behalf. Events must also be approved prior to their start and any changes to the approved event must be notified in writing to events@blueknot.org.au at least 14 days before the event starts. Please note that all events are to be conducted by an adult unless written permission has been provided by a parent or guardian to host the event. Please forward appropriate permission to events@blueknot.org.au.  Once your event is approved, you will receive a letter of confirmation and in the case of a fundraising event, an Authority to Fundraise letter. We also ask that you review and follow the guidelines which are contained within the Event and Fundraising Kit.

If you would like to raise funds, you can either set up a fundraising page at everydayhero.com.au or justgiving.com and select Blue Knot Foundation as your charity of choice, or fundraise following the requirements as specified in the Event and Fundraising Kit. It’s a great idea to set a target and have something to aim for.

Send out invitations and create awareness around your event. Get everyone involved! You may also like to purchase some merchandise like blue knot bracelets which can be found here.


If you would like to theme your event, we have some great resources which we’ve created and can be downloaded from our website, or copied from the Event and Fundraising Kit.


Spread the word on social media and ask people to share with their networks. In the lead up and on the day, let people know what you are doing and what your goal is. 

Enjoy the day and thank everyone who donated, contributed or sponsored your activity.


If you have collected funds directly (not through the recommended platforms) please deposit funds as outlined in the Event and Fundraising Kit. We have also created a remittance form which makes this easier.

Blue Knot Day Event and Fundraising Registration Form

  • Tell Us About Yourself

  • Street or Postal Address

    Street Address 2




  • Phone Number
  • Phone Number
  • Tell Us About Your Activity

  • - -
  • :
  • :

  • Street Address

    Street Address 2




  • How do you plan to promote and advertise for the event? (Please refer to the Fundraising Guidelines regarding promoting your event)
  • If the answer to the above is 'Yes', please forward a copy of the public liability insurance cover note to events@blueknot.org.au at least 14 days prior to the start of the Event.


  • I confirm I have read and understood the Event and Fundraising Guidelines and will abide by them at all times.
  • I confirm all the information provided in this form is accurate and does not contravene any intellectual property rights, copyright or other laws.
  • I agree that all personal and sensitive information associated with the proposed event will be handled in accordance with all relevant privacy legislation. (Please note that the details you provide will only be used for correspondence and/or media opportunities).
  • I confirm that the proposed Event complies with all relevant legislative and local government requirements, including all appropriate permits, licenses and insurance necessary in the state/territory where the event is to be held. It is the responsibility of the Event Organiser to ensure adequate public liability insurance cover is held in relation to the Event.
  • I confirm that I will not exploit the position as the Event’s organiser and/or the association with Blue Knot Foundation for personal gain.
  • I confirm that as the Event Organiser, I release Blue Knot Foundation from any liability for any injury, accident or other loss, whether physical or financial, suffered by the Organiser or its personnel while conducting the Event.
  • I confirm that any fundraising costs shall at all times be held to a percentage of revenue which is generally acceptable within the not-for-profit sector and by the public. The traditional percentage split is no more than 70/30 – overall activity revenue to activity costs.
  • I consent that any photos I provide can be used to promote any work and activities of Blue Knot Foundation for no monetary claim. I agree that these photos will have had the permission of those in the photos to be used by Blue Knot Foundation.
  • I confirm that by submitting this form, I am acting on behalf of, and with the authority and power to bind those individuals and companies conducting the Event.


Health Direct


Head to Health


“Blue Knot Foundation has a key role to play in the building of community capacity in care provision to those who have experienced childhood abuse and trauma in any environment.”

NIALL MULLIGAN Manager, Lifeline Northern Rivers

“I think Blue Knot Foundation is a fantastic support organisation for people who have experienced childhood trauma/abuse, for their families/close friends and for professionals who would like to learn how to more effectively work with these people.”

Psychologist Melbourne

“It's such a beautiful thing that you are doing. Helping people to get through this.”


“It was only last September when I discovered the Blue Knot Foundation website and I will never forget the feeling of support and empathy that I received when I finally made the first phone call to Blue Knot Helpline, which was also the first time I had ever spoken about my abuse.”


"At last there is some sound education and empathetic support for individuals and partners impacted by such gross boundary violations.”


Contact Us

Phone: 02 8920 3611
PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST

Blue Knot Helpline
Phone: 1300 657 380
Email: helpline@blueknot.org.au 
Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm AEST

For media comment, please contact:
Dr Cathy Kezelman
+61 425 812 197
+61 2 8920 3611
or ckezelman@blueknot.org.au

For media enquiries, please contact: 
Jo Scard
+61 457 725 953 
or jo@fiftyacres.com